January 16th 2018 was a day that changed our lives forever. While we were in New York, we visited one of our friends who had 2 puppies. My boyfriend and I each individually have always wanted a dog but we never thought we would be co-parenting a puppy this early on in our relationship. I was just browsing Puppyfind.com when I came across a Goldendoodle who was on sale in Chicago. He was the cutest thing we had ever seen! How can someone resist these pictures?! Obviously we wanted to see him!
Although now that we look back at these pictures we concluded we were catfished by our puppy- that is obviously one his siblings in the ad we saw!
We emailed the seller that evening letting her know we were interested in the puppy (his name was Rusty at the time). She promptly got back to us, and before we knew it we were in the parking lot of a Petsmart, after dark in the cold, meeting Rusty! I know thinking back at the situation, it seems more like an illegal drug deal rather then buying a puppy…but it was worth it! I was the first one to hold him, and he was absolutely adorable. He latched onto me with so much love and affection. All I remember in that moment was looking at my boyfriend with puppy eyes and saying “babee he’s so cute isn’t he??”. In less then 10 minutes of meeting Rusty, we were now the parents of a fur child.
We had nothing: no cage, no food, no pet toys. We walked into Petsmart with a puppy looking lost and scared. Everyone kept coming up to us telling us how cute our puppy was and we were overwhelmed in the moment. We bought a dog cage and some puppy food and headed home. The car ride home consisted of us discussing potential names for our new puppy. We knew we wanted a one syllable name and that is when we settled on…ACE!
That truly was the day that changed our lives forever. In hindsight, we have come to a conclusion that house training a puppy in the dead of a Chicago winter is probably the worst and bone chilling thing in the world. But now we can’t imagine our lives without Ace.
Always, living my best life ❤